October 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Picture of the Day: Adorable Baby Chameleons

by twistedsifter




baby veiled chameleons on hand Picture of the Day: Adorable Baby Chameleons

Photograph by The Chameleon Farm


In this closeup we see an adorable group of baby veiled chameleons. Along with the six upfront you can also see more lurking in the background! The veiled chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemen Chameleon.

The male veiled chameleon is primarily green in color and tends to be marked with stripes and spots of yellow, brown, and blue. Depending on the animal’s emotional state, this green will range from a bright lime green to a red olive drab. When veiled chameleons are stressed they often display strong coloration including bright yellow and sometimes even black. [Source: Wikipedia]